Montego Bay, St. James (McN) – Former National Football Goalkeeper Devon Dunkley, 55-year-old popularly known as Kid Harris, was among four men gunned down during a drive-by shooting in Montego Bay, St James on last Thursday night.
Dead is Devon Dunkley – Kid Harris, of a William Street, Montego Bay address. Dunkley was a former football goalkeeper for years, for national football club Seba United.
Also shot and killed, are Raphael Williams, also of William Street; Percival Topper of 10 Paradise Row; and Melvin Osbourne, who is called Gabriel.
Reports are that, about 10:30 pm on Thursday, Dunkley was standing at the North Gully Market with three other men, located along a section of Orange Street when a group of men drove up in a motor car.
The men opened fire hitting all four men before driving away from the scene.
The wounded men were later rushed to the Cornwall Regional Hospital.
Dunkley and another man who is said to be a popular street person was pronounced dead upon arrival.
The two other victims identified only as Blacks and Carpenter died whilst been treated.
Dunkley, who goes by the name “Kid Harris,” since his football paying days, operated a popular cook-shop in the area, known for fried dumplins and saltfish. Dunkley was raised in the same place where he was killed.
The Montego Bay Freeport Police are now carrying out investigations.
Devon Dunkley, Kid Harris was employed by the St James Municipal Corporation (formerly St James Parish Council)
A release from the corporation reported that, Dunkley, known as ‘Kid Harris,’ has been employed as a municipal attendant since January 23, 2013.
At the time of his death, he was assigned to the Old Hospital Park on Gloucester Avenue.
“I knew ‘Kid Harris’ from his days playing with Seba United Football Club and his name is synonymous with football in the parish,” said Mayor of Montego Bay.